Protest over race re­sults

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

CLOSE rac­ing in last Wed­nes­day’s Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club twi­light race led to three com­peti­tors reg­is­ter­ing protests.

A grand fleet of 17 boats lined up for the race, with per­fect weather con­di­tions pre­vail­ing on the day.

Trea­sure VIII, skip­pered by Harold Menelaus, ini­tially led Di­vi­sion 2 around the three­lap course un­til Reig­ni­tion, helmed by Charles Wal­lis, pipped them at the post to take line honours by just two sec­onds.

On cor­rected time, Queens­land Ma­rine Ser­vices (John Galloway) moved into first place, with Trea­sure VIII sec­ond, and Bobby D (Ross Win­ter­bourne), tak­ing the third place.

Lorna Rose Too (Pete Michel­son), won the start in Di­vi­sion 3, trav­el­ling over the line with the pack close be­hind.

With a bit of jostling around the top mark, Anthea (Dewi Hughes) came first, with High Tide (Shannon Hart) eight sec­onds be­hind in sec­ond place and Mas­quer­ade (Tom Vu­jasi­novic), in third.

Af­ter the race, two of the protests could not be re­solved and it took a bat­tle in the judg­ing room to de­cide the re­sult.

Even­tu­ally both protests were with­drawn and the ini­tal re­sults were up­held.

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